eConsultant program

Telehealth to improve specialist access across the enterprise

To learn more about Philips enterprise telehealth programs, please call us at 1-866-554-4776 or click below.

To learn more about Philips enterprise telehealth programs, please call us at 1-866-554-4776 or click below.

Improving access to care

Connecting every member of the care team

The eConsultant program is an episodic care telehealth solution that leverages your existing telehealth infrastructure and helps transform an operational eICU program into an enterprise telehealth center. By expanding eICU’s care model to other care settings in the health system, eConsultant provides that bedside caregivers can be supported by clinical specialists whenever necessary, regardless of geography.

 

Applications include Telestroke and Skilled Nursing Facility

Program features and services

 

eConsultant applies eICU program processes, technology and best practice guidelines to economically and efficiently improve clinical outcomes and lack of access to specialists across a care system.

Real-world results

In a 10-year study, researchers found that when a telestroke program was implemented, the door to needle time was cut in half (from 80 to 40 minutes).³

 

A telestroke network also results in cost savings. During a five-year period, researchers found that in a health system of 1 hub hospital and 7 spokes, a telestroke network was associated with more than $350,000 in cost savings each year.⁴ Researchers also estimated that a telestroke network had an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of greater than $2,400 per quality-adjusted life-year over a patient’s lifetime compared with no telestroke.⁵

$350,000

in cost savings each year ⁴

cost effectiveness ratio of

>$2,400

per quality-adjusted life-year over a patient`s lifetime⁵

Telestroke networks should be deployed wherever a lack of readily available stroke expertise prevents patients in a given community from accessing a primary stroke center (or center of equivalent capability) within a reasonable distance or travel time to permit access to specially trained stroke care providers."⁶ - American Heart Association

Connected, patient-centered care 

Related offerings

  1. Switzer JA, et al. A Web-based Telestroke System Facilitates Rapid Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients in Rural Emergency Departments. J Emerg Med. 2009; 36(1): 12-18.
  2. Meyer BC, et al. Efficacy of site-independent telemedicine in the STRokE DOC trial: a randomised, blinded, prospective study. Lancet Neurol. 2008 September; 7(9): 787-95.
  3. Müller-Barna P, et al. TeleStroke Units Serving as a Model of Care in Rural Areas 10-Year Experience of the TeleMedical Project for Integrative Stroke Care.Stroke. 22014; 45(9): 2739-44.
  4. Switzer JA, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Hub-and-Spoke Telestroke Networks for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke from the Hospitals’ Perspectives. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes.2013; 6: 18-26.
  5. Nelson RE, et al. The cost-effectiveness of telestroke in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2011; 77: 1590–8.
  6. Adams HP Jr, del Zoppo G, Alberts MJ, et al. Guidelines for the early management of adults with ischemic stroke: a guideline from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Stroke Council, Clinical Cardiology Council, Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, and the Atherosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease and Quality of Care Outcomes in Research Interdisciplinary Working Groups: the American Academy of Neurology affirms the value of this guideline as an educational tool for neurologists. Stroke. 2007; 38: 1655–1711.